All iPads Warm/Hot iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nanogirl21, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    is anyone's else iPad Air running fairly warm?

    I just picked mine up off the charger and the back is really warm. It feels like I left the iPad in the sun for several hours. Screen brightness is at about 75% with the display to turn of after 5 minutes. However, while on the charger it hasn't been used at all.

    Is the a common issue in iPads? I would be a bit worried about giving the iPad to a small child at this temperature.
  2. SamuraiMinis macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013
    It's common when charging. But in my experiences, it gets warm/hot. More warm then hot IMO though.
  3. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    Very lightly warm while charging or playing movies for long. Otherwise stone cold :) Much better than ipad4/3 in this.
  4. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    Same here, have had 2 Airs now and both the same.
  5. kwajkat macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    The only time I really noticed any ipad I have had get overly warm or hot is if I am charging it and trying to use it at the same time. If I don't use it while it is charging there is no heat issue. So I just charge it at night when I go to bed.
  6. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    I notice the Air seems to stay much cooler than my 3rd gen.
  7. FAsnakes macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
  8. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    Thanks for the feedback. I agree that it is more on the warm side than "hot". This is my first iPad, so wasn't sure if it was normal. Would using a smaller W power adapter make a difference? I believe that the Air comes with a 12W.
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Smaller will not hurt but may not fully charge your Air.

    Use the charger that came with your Air.
  10. drea97 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Mine gets hot when I play games. I was told by Apple technician to back up the file and go to summary device click restore the problem will be fixed.
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    That technician was smoking something. That solution makes no sense.

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